Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Recognizing His Hand

Update: I was thinking it would be nice to read others experiences, so as an after thought late last night I decided I would invite you to write about your experiences on you blog and link them back here so we can all read!  Simply write your own post on your blog, link back within your post to my blog, and sign up with MckLinky below.  Or you can always just leave a comment like usual. 

Original: How often do we think,"that was a close one" or "what luck!"  Passing things off as coincidence, without stopping to recognize who's hand is really weaving these disguised blessings in each of our lives.
During testimony meeting a member of our bishopric posed his belief that not much happens in this life by chance.  I have felt this way pretty much my whole life... everything has a meaning and purpose.  As is my habit, I am often caught in awe as I witness ways the Lord blesses me on a daily basis, in ways that may see trivial to some.
For instance, yesterday Lyndon did not eat his breakfast and wanted to go back home and eat 20 minutes after we got to the pool!  A nice woman next to us, with two little ones of her own, overheard our dilemma and offered to share some fries with him.  A small gesture that totally saved the day! Coincidence, hmmmm, depends on how you look at it.
Sometimes these hidden blessings are a bit larger scale, but still take a grateful heart to spot.  On the way home from the pool I was pulled out at an intersection to turn left at a green light.  When the light turned yellow, being in an untypical leisurely mood, I rolled back instead of turning; even though traffic laws state I could have/should have turned.  As I got back behind the line to wait for the next green light a van came plowing out of no where through the now very ORANGE light.  At first I thought, "good-grief he's going awfully fast!"  Then a moment later the thought arouse that I could have been in that intersection right as that van was.  
Some might call it luck, but they would be remiss.  God is everywhere. He loves us, and He is with us in all that matters, the big and the small.  You just have to look for Him. 


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